is conference was focused on scholarship and how it provides an evidence based for pedagogic and academic practice. Many working in educational development are very familiar with the work of Boyer (1990) and Shulman (1999) but there have been many developments since their work and this conference is an opportunity to share practice today. Scholarship…Continue Reading 20th Annual SEDA Conference – Scholarship and Educational development: The importance of using an evidence base for Learning and Teaching 19th – 20th November 2015 Cardiff.
Health Has Got Talent 2015: ‘My experiences in the Big Chair’ – Service user experiences of common eye diseases
This is a summary of the work I presented at the Health Has Got Talent event 2015. As an optometry student, some of the most important parts of the degree is to perfect your ability to perform an eye test, diagnose eye diseases, and manage patients. All optometry students will have to abide by the…Continue Reading Health Has Got Talent 2015: ‘My experiences in the Big Chair’ – Service user experiences of common eye diseases
Create Moodle Quiz questions from a TeX file
Moodle quizzes can be used for different purposes. They can help to build students’ confidence by providing opportunities for them to consolidate their learning, and offering instant personalised feedback. Lecturers can also benefit from using quizzes to identify parts of the curriculum that students are struggling with, and to gather feedback about content covered in…Continue Reading Create Moodle Quiz questions from a TeX file
Health has got Talent 2015: Simple methods for complex learning
This blog post is to describe the work I entered into Health has got Talent 2015. In 2014 I started using simulated on-line role plays for mental health nursing students. The premise of the activity is that the students are given a scenario about a service user with complex needs. They are then allocated a…Continue Reading Health has got Talent 2015: Simple methods for complex learning
Down the Rabbit Hole: HEA Social Sciences Conference 2015
Last week, I attended the Higher Education Academy ‘Inspire’ Conference for the Social Sciences in Manchester. My free passport to this great conference was as a member of the “BlogSquad” to live-tweet and blog about the event. I will first say just how valuable it is to attend the occasional conference or talk that is…Continue Reading Down the Rabbit Hole: HEA Social Sciences Conference 2015
Audience response using Poll Everywhere
This year I have been using Poll Everywhere in my teaching. Poll Everywhere is an audience response system which allows students to answer a variety of questions in class using their own phones, tablets or laptops, via the web using a data or wifi connection, or via twitter or text message. Here I describe…Continue Reading Audience response using Poll Everywhere
Open Data as an Educational Resource – 5 HE case studies over here!
Launched last Friday (4th Dec 2015) at UCL, this book (which is free to download or read online) contains five case studies about using open data sets for educational purposes, at undergraduate and post graduate level, ranging from teaching data literacy to using the newly available data to study social impact. I would recommend this for…Continue Reading Open Data as an Educational Resource – 5 HE case studies over here!
Developing Leadership and Your Reflective Practice
We are now recruiting participants for the Developing Leadership and Your Reflective Practice module that will run as a double module as part of the MA Academic Practice from January 2016. Increasingly work in the HE sector is characterised by continuous change and uncertainty with high expectations and decreasing resources. Consequently, it is vital for staff…Continue Reading Developing Leadership and Your Reflective Practice
Moodle Forum Subscriptions
Moodle Forums are a great way to encourage communication, collaboration and debate among students and are very easy to set up. To ensure that module participants (staff and students) are kept informed of Forum posts via email, lecturers need to select a suitable subscription mode when setting up a Forum. The subscription modes manage if…Continue Reading Moodle Forum Subscriptions
AMP your Moodle modules
Audience: City University London staff. The Advice on Module Page (AMP) is a personalised online service that provides recommendations to support staff in designing more effective and engaging Moodle modules. Requesting the AMP service You can request an AMP via ServiceNow. Select Request an IT Service or Item from the ServiceNow homepage. From…Continue Reading AMP your Moodle modules